Sensory recovery after median nerve grafting

Christine B. Novak, Louise Kelly, Susan E. Mackinnon

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Abstract

Fourteen patients were evaluated prospectively after median nerve grafts. Twelve male and two female patients with a mean age of 41 years were included. Mean time since surgery was 4 years. Detailed sensory evaluations were completed. Statistical evaluation analyzed relationships between object identification, sensory tests, and graft length. According to the S-0 to S-4 grading system, 11 patients were considered to be S-3+ or greater. Recovery of moving two-point discrimination of 2 to 3 mm. was achieved by 50% of the patients. Strong correlations were found between object identification and static two-point discrimination, moving two-point discrimination, and graft length. Cutaneous pressure threshold and vibration threshold correlated weakly with object identification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-68
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1992

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